We all watched him carry so many things for her. Things that we all probably knew were too heavy for him. Things that he promised she could always lay on his shoulders if they became too heavy for her to carry on her own. He carried his love for her beautifully. He walked with it every single day without saying a word because the love he had for her ran so deep that he never even realized all that had actually piled up. We all do this. We have all done it for one another at some point in time. To my family: Mom, Dad, and Sister- I will always be here for you. I will always offer my shoulders to you. I will, without question, offer my strength as you have offered yours to me, so many many times before.  In honor of a beautiful and beautifully loving man- these are my gift to you. 

"Love one another, always." -Opa